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PlantFiles: Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'The Vagabond'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: The Vagabond
Hybridized by Pyne; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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Group:
Early Large-flowered

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:
Single

Bloom Diameter:
Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:
Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive a5footsea On Mar 17, 2010, a5footsea from North Vancouver, BC (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of my oldest plants, The Vagabond is hardy and reliable in my North-facing shade garden. It benefits from a hard pruning in late winter.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pittsford, New York



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